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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Beyond AI: Artificial Dreams, 5-6 Nov 2012, Plsen, CZECH REPUBLIC

Keynotes: Hamid Ekbia (Indiana University), Sren Holm (University of Manchester), Julian Savulescu (University of Oxford), Brian C. 
Smith (University of Toronto), Kevin Warwick (University of Reading)

The second annual international conference Beyond AI will focus on interdisciplinary and 
philosophical aspects of artificial intelligence. The aim of this year is to question deep-rooted 
ideas of artificial intelligence and cast critical reflection on methods standing at its foundations.

Artificial Dreams epitomize our controversial quest for non-biological intelligence, and therefore 
we encourage prospective authors to fully exploit this controversy in their papers. 
Interdisciplinary dialogue between experts from engineering, natural sciences and humanities is 
strongly encouraged. Contributions to the following topics are welcomed:
?	Social and Cultural Discourse of AI (social and narrative construction of AI success, 
ethical challenges of AI, science fiction as social reality, AI as Imitatio Dei, cyborg myths)
?	Dystopic and Utopic Visions of AI (singularitarianism, posthumanism, march of the machines)?
AI versus IA (intelligence amplification, AI-based cognitive enhancement, brain-computer interface,
embodied cognitive science)
?	Digital Immortality (mind-uploading, whole brain emulation, natural mind in artificial body)
?	AI and Art (second life dreaming, aesthetics of computer-human contacts, cyberpunk art, 
machines as artists)

The official language of the conference is English.

Paper submission deadline: August 31st, 2012

The papers recommended by the Programme Committee on the basis of a double-blind peer review 
process will be published in the conference proceedings. After the conference, authors of the 
best papers will have an opportunity to extend their papers and include them in the proceedings 
that will be offered to Springer for publication.

Programme Committee
Ji? Beran (Psychiatry Clinic, University Hospital, Pilsen) Tarek R. Besold (Institute of Cognitive
Science, University of Osnabrck) Jan Betka (Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck 
Surgery, University Hospital Motol, Prague) Nick Campbell (School of Linguistic, Speech and 
Communication Sciences, Trinity College, Dublin) David Daz Pardo de Vera (Signals, Systems and 
Radiocommunication Department, Technical University of Madrid) Hamid Ekbia (School of Library and 
Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington) Luis Hernndez Gmez (Signals, Systems and 
Radiocommunication Department, Technical University of Madrid) Ivan M. Havel (Centre for Theoretical
Study, Prague) Sren Holm (School of Law, University of Manchester) Jozef Kelemen (Institute of 
Computer Science, Silesian University, Opava) Vladimr Ma?k (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 
Czech Technical University, Prague) Peter Mikuleck (Faculty of Informatics and Management, 
University of Hradec Krlov) Hugo Pinto (AI Engineers Ltda, Porto Alegre) Josef Psutka (Faculty 
of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen) Ral Santos de la Cmara (HI Iberia R&D, 
Madrid) Kevin Warwick (School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading) Yorick Wilks ( Enrico 
Zovato (Loquendo, Torino)

Guidelines for the submission of papers. Papers (up to 6 pages in the Springer SCI format, 
including references) must be written in English and be prepared for double-blind review process, 
with all self-reference and personal data suppressed. Papers should contain not only the issue 
discussed or the position defended but also indicate the outline of the argument. Submission has 
to be made through the Beyond AI website.

Funding for students. Funds covering the domestic travel and accommodation expenses will be 
available for students whose papers are accepted by the Programme Committee. For application for 
this funding, please contact the Organising Committee in advance.

This conference is supported by the ESF project ?Interdisciplinary Partnership for Artificial 
Intelligence? (CZ.1.07/2.4.00/17.0055)